A beautiful chateau with walled gardens, situated in the heart of a lovely market town

Sleeps: 16
Bedrooms: 9
Weekly price guide: £3621-£4913
Pool: Yes
Type: Chateau
Property Ref: AST2894


General Description

Set in the heart of a beautiful market town, yet entirely contained within private and quiet walled gardens, this chateau offers something for all ages, including a large, 14 metre pool. The main house and neighbouring cottage are rented together for groups of up to 16.

The property is situated near a lovely market town that plays host to several events during the year, including night markets and local antiques brocants. With just a short walk from the house you can pick out your own seasonal vegetables, foie gras, local cheeses, olives, breads and much more. There are several restaurants, bars and bakeries within walking distance, as well as the tranquil River L'Isle which feeds into the Dordogne.

Accommodation Facilities

1) Chateau + Cottage: 16 pax (exclusive use of all facilities)
2) Chateau Only: 8 pax (exclusive use of all facilities except the cottage - option available from April to June and September only)

The property consists of the main house together with a period cottage, so larger groups or families with children of different ages can have privacy, whilst also enjoying the shared gardens and living areas.
 
The main house comprises a large kitchen/breakfast room that opens onto the terrace and pool area; a large drawing room with classic stone fireplace ideal for winter parties; two large double rooms with en suite bathrooms; two large twin bedrooms with a modern family bathroom; and a DVD room with flat screen TV that can be converted into another double using a sofa bed if required.

The period cottage has its own fully equipped kitchen with stone fire place; a king size downstairs double room that opens on to the garden and pool area; a second upstairs double; a sunny twin bedroom; and a single bedroom that also contains a large wooden cot.

The property opens onto beautiful mature walled gardens with electric gates at both ends and parking for up to four cars. Guests are welcome to help themselves to any seasonal fruits from the trees, including cherries, apples, grapes, peaches, apricots, pears and figs. The pool area is fenced with a child secure gate. There are several dining and seating areas around the garden and swings, a trampoline, slide and Wendy house to help occupy younger age groups. All amenities and restaurants are just a walk from the garden, including a tennis court.

Additional Notes:
Bikes can be hired in advance and delivered to the property. They can include baby seats and toddler trailers. There are 84 km of tarmac bike paths directly from the house.
Baby and Toddler Equipment: stair gates.

On-Site:
-  Pilates sessions
-  Massage and beauty including:
-  Facials – with luxurious Charme d'Orient products from Paris
-  Balinais Body Massage - soft, stimulating and totally relaxing
-  Le Japonaise du Pied - relieves aches and pains in the foot, which affect how the whole body functions and relaxes
-  Le Lys - a royal massage with four hands
-  Shaitus - Japanese bodywork which calms the nervous system, improves circulation and alleviates stress
-  Babysitting - enjoy a child free meal out at one of the restaurants a short walk from the house
-  Nanny Service - let someone else take on the task of afternoon high tea and bath time while you enjoy some relaxation in the garden
-  Children's French lessons - ensure the kids make the most of their stay in France through immersion in the language and local culture. Young children will learn numbers, colour and foods through games, and they can even take a tour of the Thursday market with their teacher and bring back your bagette for lunch having ordered it themselves in French!
-  Grocery Service - get the fridge stocked up before you even arrive on holiday
-  Adult French Lessons - for teenagers studying for exams to adults wanting to brush up on their skills. All lessons are planned according to needs

Off-Site:
- 'Great Value Girls Day Out' - Colour Me Beautiful 90 minute analysis with image consultant. Includes lunch and what to wear to flatter your body shape, plus an peek into what's current in the french boutiques
- French Cooking Course - for 2 - 5 people. Custom menus and lunch included. Great fun and very personalized
- Riding lessons
- Tennis and Canoeing

Arrival time: 5.00 p.m.
All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Heating costs included (oil heating).
End of stay cleaning included: The property should be left in a tidy and clean state but for those who wish there is the option of a walk out clean of 200 euros payable locally.
Pool heating charge: Outdoor Unheated.
Internet access.
Insurance: It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Pets not allowed.
Reasonable energy costs are included in the main house but there is an extra charge for central heating in the cottage as per usage.

Local Area / Activities

The property is situated in the heart of a lovely market town. Every Thursday morning, a large French market transforms the tranquil town into a colourful scene, full of delights of the local region: seasonal vegetables, foie gras, local cheeses, olives, breads and much more. The town also holds several events through the year, including night markets and local antiques brocants.

There are several restaurants, bars and bakeries within walking distance. The River L'Isle, which feeds into the Dordogne, can be found a short distance from the chateau. Facials, beauty treatments, canoeing, tennis and mini golf are also just a short walk away. Alternatively, there are many lovely walks from the house up into the surrounding hills.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Bergerac (26-30 km)
Nearest Ferry port: St Marlo (Over 100 km)
Nearest Village: St Astier
Nearest Town/City: Perigueux
Nearest Restaurant: St Astier
Nearest Bar/Pub: St Astier
Nearest Beach: La Jamaye (9 km)
Nearest Golf: Marsac (9 km)
Nearest Supermarket: 0.4km

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £3621
High Season: £4913

Security deposit: £500. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure, subject to damage inspection.

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire / Stove
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Near sea beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby

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